We live in a pop ’em out, bounce back culture which creates unrealistic expectations and dangerous standards for new moms during a stressful and overwhelming time. One of the many major changes women experience is their new body, which is no longer embraced by society the way the baby bump was. Rather than mourning yesterday’s body or yearning for tomorrow’s weight loss, dress your body for today, show it compassion and remember that it created a human. Here are some comfy and stylish pieces to help you feel more comfortable with your body postpartum.
Leggings – But Better
Leggings offer thicker material, high-waisted, tummy compression band, smooths, and shapes. They’re super versatile so you can wear them casually or dress them up. Aritzia has some great options!
Opt for Oversized
Upsize your favourite staples like jeans and blazers! Think high-waisted to avoid muffin top and highlight the waist. To achieve the oversized look, check out Good American.
Non-Traditional Postpartum Tops
These styles are not your typical postpartum tops. Comfy bodysuits with a scoop neck elongate the neck and are breastfeeding friendly and they don’t roll. You can take a basic t-shirt but crop it, highlighting the waistline and are breastfeeding-friendly.
Roomy, Comfy Dresses
The most comfortable styles include Empire waistlines since they rise the waist; Shirt dresses are comfy and can be worn loose, tied up to highlight the waist or open; Baby doll dresses are structured on top and roomy on the bottom. Check out the maternity sections at MANGO, H&M, and Pretty Little Thing for some great options.
SKIMS has a great line of loungewear and shapewear like Core Control Mid-Thigh Shorts. Remember that shapewear does have limitations – won’t help you lose weight or permanently change your figure.
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